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You Need To Bring This To A Film Set

You Need To Bring This To A Film Set

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest After you’ve been booked, you might be unsure what to bring to set on shooting day. Take a lesson from the boy scouts and be prepared—if you’re unsure about something, bring it anyway! You never know what might come in handy. Here...
Casting Guideposts for Directors

Casting Guideposts for Directors

If you feel like someone is the best fit, even though you can’t quite put a finger on why that feeling is still valid. Ahh casting. The easiest, most simplified aspect of any production, am I right? No, but seriously, casting can be really difficult. Add on the...
Headshots 101

Headshots 101

Although the title may be misleading, the Actors Fund is actually for all those involved in film, theatre or performance. Your mamma blessed you with a beautiful face. This can work to your advantage when it comes to casting, right? Well not if you don’t have a good...
I Can’t I Have Rehearsal

I Can’t I Have Rehearsal

It can be difficult sometimes to constantly pass up spending time with friends, family, or Netflix to be at rehearsal. We begin this article by sharing a beautifully original, hipster, high quality garment choice courtesy of Walmart.com. If you haven’t already, we...
The Actors Fund

The Actors Fund

Although the title may be misleading, the Actors Fund is actually for all those involved in film, theatre or performance. Let’s face it, life gets hard sometimes. Additionally, there are certain elements of difficulty that come with being an artist that are different...
Day Jobs for Actors

Day Jobs for Actors

How fun would it be to tyrannically introduce children to the joys of giving your entire life over to theatre? The phrase “Don’t quit your day job” isn’t exactly a nice or positive one. Additionally, though, it has some implications that are just fundamentally untrue....
Actors’ Equity-How it all Works

Actors’ Equity-How it all Works

The Principal contract is sometimes referred to as “the white contract” while the chorus is often referred to as “the pink contract”. If you’ve been involved with theatre for a while, and/or you’re seeking to be a professional, odds are that the Actors’ Equity...
How to Choose an Agency

How to Choose an Agency

It’s important to know what you’re looking for in an agency, and what goals you have for your career. The time has come. You’ve read Stanislavsky, memorized every lyric to every Sondheim musical, and have seen all the Oscar nominees for the year. You’ve been taking...
5 Reasons to Say “NO” to a Project

5 Reasons to Say “NO” to a Project

In the industry of film and theater, there are many opportunities for actors and directors alike. One of the most difficult parts of this business can be making choices about which projects you choose to participate in. What if you accept a role in one production,...
5 Famous Couples Who Met on Stage

5 Famous Couples Who Met on Stage

Ahh, the glamor and romance of the silver screen. As you may remember from a previous CallBoard article, “5 Famous Couples Who Met on Set”, filming a movie can be the perfect setting for a budding romance to blossom. What about rehearsing for a play? The majority of...

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